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Baked Strawberry Cheesecake

May 17, 2015

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It was Shane’s birthday this weekend and we had a small dinner party for him at our flat. He wanted a baked strawberry cheesecake as his birthday cake and so I went in search of a nice recipe.

If you have ever made a baked cheesecake you will know that they can be a mission and quite pricey. The recipe I used is nice in that it’s not too much of a mission, but you will still be spending a fair amount on ingredients, because it calls for mascarpone, cream and loads of cream cheese, yip all things delicious and healthy. But it’s worth the spend because the end result is a creamy, tart but sweet strawberry flavoured treat that will have you hoping no guests arrive so you can eat the whole thing alone and in the dark.

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Italian Cream Cake

April 20, 2015

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The other day I tried my hand at an Italian Cream Cake. For those of you who have no idea what an Italian Cream Cake is, not to worry I’ll explain…it’s a white cake that originates from the South that is flavoured with coconut and pecan nuts and covered in cream cheese icing. I know what you’re going to say, where does the Italian and cream fit into it? Well the cream is in the batter and as for the Italian, I’m as confused as you are on that one…

Before I stumbled across this recipe, I had also never heard of or tasted an Italian Cream Cake, but now I’m so glad that I’m no longer a stranger to this fluffy coconut-ty cake of loveliness.

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Rosewater Cupcakes and friends

March 31, 2015

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So today I’m starting a 3-part series on my blog called ‘Create With Canon’. I was given a pocket-friendly Canon PowerShot SX600 HS to use over the next few months and even though it’s a lot smaller than the camera I normally shoot with, I’m keen to see what it’s capable of and so far so good. I’m really having fun with little guy, because it’s compact and so easy to use, so here is part one in this project and it’s called Rosewater Cupcakes and friends. Hope you enjoy it.

I invited two of my very good friends over for a little tea and some Rosewater Cupcakes, which I lovingly and quickly baked a few hours before they arrived. I have never made anything with rosewater in it before, but it smells like Turkish Delight so I was only more than happy to dive head first into this recipe and into the end results.

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Easiest Banana Bread recipe ever

February 20, 2015

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I have mentioned before on this blog how I have epically failed a couple of times when attempting to bake a banana bread. I don’t know why but I have failed more than I have succeed when it comes to this specific fruit flavoured extravagancer, which really irritates me because I love banana bread.

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Boston Cream Cupcake recipe

January 13, 2015

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A week ago I tried to make Boston Cream Cupcakes for the very first time. Now for those of you who don’t know what a Boston Cream Cupcake is, let me explain. They are vanilla sponge cupcakes filled with homemade vanilla custard, which are then smothered in rich chocolate icing. Sound good? You’re nodding yes right now, aren’t you?

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Brooklyn Blackout cake and Carrot cake

September 25, 2014

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Yesterday a bunch of our friends who hadn’t yet met Miss Nina James came to the house to see her. It was so nice hanging out with everyone and Nina even managed to stay awake for about 40% of the visit, she just sort of quietly stared at each person who held her, she was probably wondering how the hell so many giant faces could fit in one room at the same time.

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